Jan. 17, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Current juniors Virgynia Muma and Paige Norris and current sophomore Sarah Hospodar were voted 2013 team captains, head coach Ainslee Lamb announced. It will be the first year that Lamb will have tri-captains at BC.
"I am thrilled to have Vinnie, Paige and Sarah as the tri-captains for 2013," Lamb said. "They clearly have the motivation to lead this team with conviction. Each of them has a little different style of leadership that they will bring to the team. This combination will serve the team well. They are fortunate to have an incredible senior class that will also be critical in leading this team to success with preparation this spring and the anticipated opportunities this fall."
Hospodar, from Wayne, Pa., started all 18 games she played in and tied for second in the ACC with two defensive saves. The back made a defensive save at Syracuse and in the win against New Hampshire and scored in the 2-0 shutout at Quinnipiac.
"Being elected captain for the 2013 season is truly an honor, especially in the BC athletic community," Hospodar said. "I look forward to the upcoming challenges of our spring season, in the hopes it will lead to an even more successful fall."
Muma, who hails from Falmouth, Mass., started in all 19 games and garnered NFHCA All-Northeast Region Second-Team honors. The forward was second on the team with 12 points and tied for second five goals. She recorded the assist in BC's 1-0 win over Northeastern and notched two goals, including the gamewinners, at Maine and in the Eagles' 1-0 season-opening victory against Michigan State.
"I feel so honored to be a captain with Sarah and Paige for the 2013 season," Muma said. "We are a great combination because we each bring something different to the table that will help lead the team in the best way we can. We are all excited for next season because we have a lot of valuable returning players and a promising group of incoming freshmen. Next season has a lot of potential, but we need to concentrate on spring season first to ensure success in the fall."
Norris, a midfielder from Victoria, British Columbia, also started in all 19 games and earned NFHCA All-Northeast Region First-Team honors. She tallied six points on the year with two goals and two assists. Both goals came by converting stroke attempted in the win over Wake Forest and Longwood.
"I am honored to be elected a captain by my teammates," Norris said. "I am very excited for our spring training to build on the progress we made this fall, and ultimately prepare for the 2013 fall season."
The Eagles will return 20 of the 22 players from the 2012 squad which finished 10-9, 2-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. BC tallied a winning record for the 13th consecutive year. Muma and Norris are two of the five seniors on the 2013 roster.